8+ Best Halloween Movies on Hulu

Narrow down your search for the perfect Halloween movie with this curated guide to the best Halloween movies currently streaming on Hulu.

The fun and blood of Willy’s Wonderland (2021) make it an ideal choice for any Halloween movie marathon.

Hulu is one of the world’s premiere streaming platforms. With a combination of Hulu Originals, licensed movies, and films offered on the app through networks such as Syfy and FX, trying to pick something to watch can be an all-night ordeal.

With this list of movies curated to be perfect for the Halloween season, we just made your night a whole lot easier. Whether you want something gory, fun, scary, or funny, we’ve got you covered.

And if by some chance these flicks aren’t what you’re looking for, check out our overall Best Horror Movies on Hulu list, or any of out other horror movie guides:

The Best Halloween Movies on Hulu

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is beautifully shot, and it’s for people who want more tragedy and less horror during their Halloween festivities.

For a Halloween movie that’s a bit more classic (but not too classic), you can’t go wrong with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Robert De Niro plays the monster, and even when the movie borders on the melodramatic, De Niro grounds the story.

Oculus (2013)

Brenton Thwaites and Karen Gillan star as a brother and sister investigate a cursed mirror in Oculus.

Oculus is an underseen movie from earlier in director Mike Flanagan’s career. The supernatural horror movie focuses heavily on the bonds of family, specifically between siblings, which establishes it as a good choice for some darker family viewing during October.

Evil Dead (2013)

Evil Dead (2013)
Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell produced this remake of their legendary 1981 low-budget masterpiece.

Evil Dead is one of the best horror movies of the 2010s and is perfect for viewing at any time of year. It’s even if you want your Halloween to be supremely bloody and just a touch campy.

Lights Out (2016)

James Wan produced this effectively creepy monster movie.

Keep the lights on this Halloween with this underrated supernatural horror flick. Though it may feel familiar to grizzled horror fans, the craftsmanship behind it delivers some surprisingly good scares.

Little Monsters (2019)

Lupita Nyong'o in Little Monsters (2019)
The romantic subplot in Little Monsters qualifies it as a rom-zom-com (romantic zombie comedy).

Sweet and silly, Little Monsters is a zombie comedy about a kindergarten teacher (Lupita Nyong’o) keeping her class safe during a zombie outbreak. It’s a nice movie to watch to decompress after wrangling a group of young trick or treaters.

Willy’s Wonderland (2021)

Nicolas Cage in Willy's Wonderland (2021)
Though the director denies that Willy’s Wonderland was inspired by the extremely popular video game Five Nights at Freddy’s, the two works share the same basic premise.

Camp, creepiness, and a whole lot of blood combine with another wild performance from Nicolas Cage for ideal Halloween viewing. Cage plays a drifter hired to clean an abandoned Chuck-E-Cheese style entertainment center filled with murderous animatronics.

The Cursed (2021)

The Cursed (2021)
The original title for The Cursed was Eight for Silver.

The Cursed is a unique spin on the classic werewolf movie. It’s for when you want to watch something grounded in gothic horror, but you want a fresh take on the material.

Fresh (2022)

Sebastian Stan in Fresh (2022)
Director Mimi Cave says she was attracted to the script for Fresh because it scared her.

Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan form a relationship based on lies and cannibalism, making Fresh is the perfect Halloween date movie. It’s also one of the best horror movies of 2022.

More Halloween Movies on Hulu

  • The Collection (2012) – With traps and gore galore, this sequel to 2009’s The Collector often feels like a gruesome haunted house attraction.
  • As Above So Below (2014) – If you’re looking for found-footage this Halloween, As Above So Below is an underrated gem.
  • Trick (2019) – For the low-budget slasher fans out there, Trick does a nice job of combining an old-school feel with a story based around Halloween.

Meet The Author

Chris has a degree in film studies at Temple University’s campus in Tokyo, Japan. He is a renowned expert on horror cinema.